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in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back to amy robach. and, boy, you really need a flowchart to keep track of the sex scandal. let's get it all straight. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afgha
between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell according to sources familiar with the investigation. broadwell had extraordinary access to petraeus when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me, so i was able to get a lot of great access and i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago -- >> i'll even give him my personal e-mail address. >> reporter: -- several sources tell abc news it was an e-mail that unraveled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with an association with petraeus and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi which launched the investigation. also worried that his official account had been compromised. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised official account were intimate, salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell described as a lot of human drama. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. >> reporter: f
. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broad we'll had access to petraeus. >> i they trusted me. i got to know his family and e his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. couple of months ago, a woman in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a account were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors between him and broadwell for some time. but, frankly, i didn't believe them and neither did just about anybody else i knew. he just didn't seem the type. >> reporter: martha raddatz reports that some of his afghanistan staff worried about how it looked with broadwell spending so much time with him. an official tells abc news that it was just tuesday evening that the head of national intelligence was told. thursday at the white house, petraeus
hundreds, if not thousands, of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, an affair that petraeus is claiming did not begin until he left the army. a friend close to petraeus says the general was "shocked and surprised" to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelley, the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails, she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife, holly petraeus, is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the first big question -- when did the affair begin? petraeus' friends claim it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia. an important point, since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> my understanding is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: but many who know the general suspect it began in afghanistan. it was september 2010 that broadwe
" -- the first sighting of paula broadwell since the world found out she is the mistress of former cia director david petraeus. >> we've also learned that broadwell had e-mailed others now involved in the military sex scandal. it is wednesday, november 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> that's right. you heard it. broadwell wasn't only e-mailing the other woman in the scandal, jill kelley. good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. we have a couple more layers. >> the other, other woman. >> the other other. >> get your flowcharts out to follow the story, folks. good morning. i'm rob nelson. reporters will have a chance to question president obama about the story today. it his first news conference since his re-election. >> as if he doesn't have enough on his plate. right? >>> also this half hour, we have reported here about dangers of cheerleading. go team. go, rob. go "world news now." you probably know where we're going with this one. we have the latest example from last night in the nba. >> pretty horrific to watch. we'll tell you exactly how this one ended. >> ho
mistress, paula broadwell, leaving early this morning with several boxes. this, after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. >> in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing this position of responsibility for the nation. >> reporter: the affair came to light over the summer, as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelly received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. >> the fbi, that's why they call it a preliminary investigation. and they realized they had general petraeus caught up in some fashion. and that really caused them to take it all the way through to see what they really had. >> reporter: officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus. no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this pas
brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and general allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. but a source familiar with the e-mails say they contain no evidence of a sexual relationship, something allen supporting what allen said. instead they're described as friendly, perhaps flirtatious but routine mostly about meetings with ambassadors and dinner parties. in one note kelley tells the general she saw him on tv. he responds, "thanks, dear, you're a sweetheart." many e-mails were from kelley to general allen's wife. the two couples were good friends. >> until someone proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: and today the white house made clear the president still has faith in g
, at the center of the story, federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. they were seen taking out boxes of materials. >> we return to martha raddatz with more details on this quickly unfolding story. >> reporter: a friend close to petraeus says the general was shocked and surprised to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelly. the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife holly petraeus is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an fair affair then, which leads us to the first big question. when did the affair begin? petraeus' friend says it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia. an important point since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> my understanding from him is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: many who kn
investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his biographer, a woman named paula broadwell. so, we start this morning, with our senior justice correspondent, pierre thomas, who is in washington. pierre, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the nation's keeper of secrets was keeping a scandalous one of his own. and just like that, an affair taints a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the country's most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to cia employees, petraeus acknowledged an affair and what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable, the statement said. both as a husband, and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation. the same place he had so frequently been called on to serve. >> it is a great privilege to serve with our young men and women. >> reporter: the affair was discovered by the fbi after concerns about inappropr
: in that interview, general petraeus says, he never gave his mistress, paula broadwell any classified information. there's more focus on general allen. right now he would be testifying at his own confirmation hearing. instead, others are defending his reputation. hearings are underway to confirm general allen's replacement as commander in afghanistan. he can't move on until he's cleared of wrongdoing in a broader sex scandal. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leadership and i don't think anybody ought to jump to any conclusions as to where any of this will lead. >> reporter: panetta wants it to lead to a review of military ethics training. panetta refused to
of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. just didn't seem the type. >> her friends know her not just for her good work but her good work. >> somebody as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> david, an active duty wounded warrior and a double amputee. last week broad we were was scheduled to skydive for their birthday but donated her jump to david. >> i have some serious questions about who is connecting the dots and how. >> petraeus reportedly started the affair after leaving the army in 2011 was the one to end it. >> he's trying to put his life back together right now and that's what he needs to focus on. >> as for paula broadwell, a married mother of two, this message was drawn in chalk on her driveway. >> ama: california senator dianne feinstein, the head of the senate intelligence committee, says she was unaware of the news about the scandal involving petraeus until he announced his resignation it today she said she learned about the matter from the media last week. >> i had not been told there was an aff
-mails. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pep his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is sullied. the fbi is under scrutiny, and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material, material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly. a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife, holly. kelly received harassing e-mails from an anonymous account, and took them to a friend at the fbi in may or june. the bureau obtained a court order and electronically traced the account to petraeus' biographer. broadwell eventually turned her computer over to the fbi where they were stunned to discover hundreds, if not thousands of e-mails, some salacious, between petraeus and broadwell. >> the fbi, that's why they call it a preliminary investigati
paula broadwell, his biography. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, with more on a third woman who alerted authorities, the red flag that set all of this into motion. >> reporter: dave petraeus' secret affair may never have been discovered if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to jill kelly, wife of a tampa surgeon, a long supporter of the military. officials say she was not romantically involved with petraeus, but was a family friend of petraeus and his wife. officials say the anonymous e-mails to kelly were so disturbing and obsessive, she called the authorities. they traced them to paula broadwell's computer. where eventually evidence of an affair between the cia director and broadwell was discovered. petraeus is claiming the affair with broadwell did not begin until after he retired from the military in august 2011. it was a week later he became cia director. friends say the affair ended four months ago, about the time jill kelly received the e-mails. friends say it was petraeus who ended the relationship. broadwell had extraordinary access to p
, paula broadwell shows herself, clearly not hiding anymore. new details in a live report. >>> breaking overnight, another recall for toyota. millions of cars on the list because of steering problems. even the popular prius. >>> bus brawl. new video overnight. the rush hour dust-up between a passenger and the driver. that driver, now in serious trouble. >>> and it's one creative punishment. a woman who drove on the sidewalk, forced to hold a sign, calling her an idiot. the judge now deciding that punishment wasn't enough. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. we begin with new details about the women at the center of the scandal involving david petraeus and another top general. >> paula broadwell has surfaced for the first time since word broke that she was the other woman. and we're learning more about the background of tampa socialite jill kelly. we begin in washington with abc's preeti arla. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. it has been days since the scandal started. new, it seems there's new twists every day. not just one, but two powerful men are ent
turned to his biographer, paula broadwell. >> i think it was a good distraction from the war. >> reporter: petraeus had been the public face of two wars. one of the architects of the successful surge in iraq, which helped bring the war there to an end. from iraq to afghanistan. then, the call to head the cia. >> are you ready to come back? ready for the cia? >> i feel very fortunate to have been provided such an opportunity to continue to serve and contribute, if confirmed. >> reporter: as he took over cia, holly, his wife of 37 years, stood by his side, as she had done so many times before. the two had met at west point. she was from a long line of army royalty. her great, great grandfather fought in the civil war. her own father was a retired four-star general. the president phrased the direct director's dead dedication and patriotism. and his thoughts were with dave and holly petraeus. now, it's the petraeus family that faces the strain of a deeply personal failure. but the nation's top spy has the to be above reproach. he had to go. such a revelation was simply devastating. bianna? >>
spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell, leaving this morning with several boxes. this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington members of congress want to e the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved, rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of santa clara based mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. police say he's gone into an hiding. police say his neighbor, another american was fou
position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed against her. controversy over how the investigation was conned has engulfed washington. conduct -- congress wants to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved. rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. this morning he has disappeared gone into hiding. police say his 52-year-old neighbor ano
described as flirtatious skpin appropriate. general allen received an e mail trace to paula broadwell found alarming he told kelly that may have triggered the investigation. there is a fifth player in this. right here. an fbi agent to whom kelly turns to for help. he was taken off the case because supervisors felt he was infatuated with kelly. they knew each other before the investigation began. he sent her shirtless photos of himself. there you have it for now.. >> what a tangled web that goes on. >> three oakland police officers that delivered a baby were reunited today with the infant and parents. he is named nolan. officers talking to a clerk at the station. the frantic farther told them his wife was in labor. they couldn't make it to the hospital. one cop pud been a thursday. >> great, wonderful experience. and being a police officer is what i wanted to do. >> the officer that's delivered him received first aid training and n.delivering a baby. knollan is living proof it paid off what. a straight story. >> sandhya patel is here with weather. >> nolan came in with the streak as cross th
affair with paula broadwell. lots of questions of what the fbi did with the information. >>> and we have a major medical headline this morning. could there be a connection between having a fever or the flu during pregnancy and the chances of your child being born with autism? dr. besser is here to break down the new study for us. >>> also in the show, a megapluzic breakup, justin bieber and selena gomez have reportedly split. we have the new details over the weekend on what could have led to the couple's parting ways. >>> let's get to the latest shocking news that ended the career of cia's david petraeus. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, has covered the four-star general for years. good morning, martha. >> good morning, george. this morning, we know that the woman at the heart of the investigation that led to petraeus a downfall who is a family friend who his lover apparently felt threatens by. the affair would never have come to light if not for this woman. her name is jill kelley, seen leaving her tampa bay home sunday evening. she and her husband are long-ti
-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids. she's an avid runner and said they bonded during the trips to afghanistan. >> it was an opportunity to interview him on a run. i thought i'd test him but he was going to testle me. >> reporter: petraeus is claiming at fair with broadwell did not begin in afghanistan but after he retired in 2011. one week later he became director of the cia, meaning he carried on the affair during most of his tenure at the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair about four months ago. the white house was not aware of the situation until last week. on thursday, petraeus met with the president and offered his resignation. >> it just doesn't add up that the fbi would carry on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or the highest levels of the white house. >> the choice of paula broadwell to write petraeus' biography did raise a new eyebrows, considering she had never written
shocked to learn paula broadwell was suspected of sending friend she saw as a romantic rival. their relationship will be the discussion of the top leaders of the cia and fbi. >> we're live with the latest on this. mark? >> good afternoon. the secretary of defense weighed in on this today saying he has not yet formed an opinion on whether petraeus should face criminal prosecution for adultery if it turns out the affair was ongoing during the time he he served in the military. this afternoon we learned more about how long they've known each other. met was six years ago in 2006. she was still a student at harvard. two years later, he agreed to let her focus on him for her dock storeal dissertation bism to 10 broadwell proposed she write his best-selling biography. now, petraeus can face criminal prosecution for adultery if they took place while in the military. >> for him to be allow the first biography to someone who hasn't written a book before seemed odd to me. >> a long time colleague came to the dpeens of his friend today. >> there was no relationship then as far as an affa
at the center of this, paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. but after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary seemed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell a
for thursday it has been postponed. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina, you see them taking boxes out there. they are not saying what they took or what they found. one last thing, the fbi agent in florida who broadwell went to with the e-mails from jill kelley has been taken off the case his superiors say he's become too personally involved. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> authorities are trying to determine what caused the driver of a pick-up truck to veer into a marin county reservoir killing the 70-year-old driver. witnesses saw the chevy weaving 6:00 last night, plunged into a guardrail and rolled over it. dive team saw the headlights on in 15 feet of water they pulled the driver free but it was too late to save 'em. >> one confirmed person driving the vehicle as deceased we are waiting on notification from the sheriff coroner. >> divers continue to search the water to make sure there were no other victims. investigators believe the driver was alone at the time of the crash. >> the port of oakland's executive director has stepped down in the midst of
with his biographer, paula broadwell. officials say detail are not being released but reports say agents had discovered broadwellufs improperly tried to access petraeus's e mail as he may have accessed classified information. abc news is going to have more on the story on world news right after this newscast. >> i jobs report tonight predicts technology will continue to fuel an employment boom in the bay area over next two years. saying job growth should expand through 2014, better than what is expected in california and nationally. most in demand are technology and health care. the report warns bay area could fall back into a recession if congress cannot agree on a spending plan by year's end. that is the subject of president barack obama's news conference saying he was willing to corps compromise but w.republican buzz says will not sign a budget that included only spending cuts. with the bitter election over, both sides seem ready, however to, find common ground. >> not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> i don't want to box myself in or
investigation into the activities of petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. the bureau had become concerned with what they called strange activity on the internet by broadwell and that she had also possibly sent e-mails about petraeus to others. >> obviously they trusted me, so, i was able to get a lot of great access. >> reporter: earlier this year, broadwell talked on c-span about her professional relationship with petraeus. >> he put duty in our country and service to the nation above his family. so, i almost consider that a strength and a weakness, you know, as a working mother and wife, my husband works really hard, too, and it's hard to find balance. >> reporter: today, in a statement, the president praised petraeus' dedication and patriotism and said his thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus. >> he has spent a lot of time away from home and family under a great deal of stress and, you know, if this shows anything, it shows that david petraeus, after all, is human. >> reporter: petraeus was, in many respects, the public face of the wars. the highly decorated general, o
the bureau didn't notify her sooner? biographer paula broadwell sent harassing e-mails to another woman in florida. they say jill chilly was a long time military supporter in tampa and a family friend and not romantically involved with petraeus. e-mails triggered the probe. >> i hate to discuss it, except to say there are a number of things that one has to consider. the first of which, was there any kind of national security breach? to date, there was not. >> fbi agents notified high level officials at the justice department about the affair, toward the end of the summer. >>> police in union city investigating death of a man found in a trash bin a woman discovered the injured man while taking out her garbage yesterday morning. she called authorities who rushed him to the hospital, where he died. police are persuing active leads and would like anyone with information to call union city police. >>> gilroy family grieving the death of their dog after a pit bull barged into their house and attacked the 67-year-old poodle. the pit -- atack their 6-year-old poodle. >> just this much and the d
began receiving the e-mails around the same time paula broadwell's affair with the cia director was ending. the fbi traced them back to broadwell's computer that led officials to conclude the nation's cia director was involved in the affair with the woman who just this january publicly complemented petraeus' wife. >> he's married to holly petraeus, a wonderful military spouse and has done so much for their children and children of fallen soldiers, i respect her. >> reporter: at issue now, if the affair began while petraeus was still a general he could be prosecuted for adulty. broadwell spent plenty time with petraeus in afghanistan. >> for him to allow the first biography to be written about him, to be written by someone who had never written a book before, seemed odd to me. >> reporter: a retired colonel and longtime aide to petraeus came to his does. >> there was no relationship then as far as affair. the affair started after he had been in the cia, after he retired from the arm >> reporter: even if true, petraeus' timeline reveals he was carrying on the affair for majority o
to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew him from having parties in florida. information was found about the petraeus broadwell affair. however, "wall street journal"reports the fbi removed the agent from the investigation because he became obsessed with jill kelly. apparently even sending her a shirtless picture of himself. whether any realizeship is not mos
the fbi, which traced those e-mails back to the computer of paula broadwell, where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with petraeus. broadwell, seen tonight at her brother's home in washington, sipping wine and having dinner, admitted her affair with petraeus but has not commented on her e-mails she allegedly sent to the other woman, jill kelly. there is more, abc news learned that general allen received an anonymous e-mail traced to broadwell, claiming jill kelly was a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelly's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelly and allen. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication in all. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to nato supreme commander on hold and ordered a full investigation of the allen/kelly relationship. >> today, the secretary directed the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a television could be seen with news coverage of the payton p
of it for the first time since news of her fair with petraeus broke, paula broadwell had a glass of wine at her brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection as well. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: [ unintelligible ] some officials describe her 20 to 30,000 e-mails with general allen as flirtatious others calling them innocuous. the general denies any affair or other wrongdoing. the president has pulled allen's nomination as nato supreme commander on hold. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama's first news co
got some harassing e-mails. meanwhile, in washington, paula broadwell, petraeus' former mistress, who allegedly sent the e-mails to kelley, remained in hiding at her brother's home. today, the fbi said she illegally had classified material at her home in north carolina, though no charges have been filed. jill kelley also remains at her home in tampa. her access to centcom revoked. this afternoon at the white house, president obama finally weighed in on this scandal, declared that no breach of national security occurred and spoke with sadness of the fall of david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction and my main hope right now is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: but the real takeaway from the white house today? there's nothing like a re-election to give the president a jolt of confidence. >> i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get in the middl
in as cia director. this is the other woman. paula broadwell. a 40-year-old wife and mother of two. she's his official biographer. >> to get to know him he wanted to run with you? >> i thought i was going to test him but he was going to test me. >> seen here on the daily show with jon stewart, she is a west point graduate who traveled often with petreas to research her book "all in." >> did you ever feel like he dropped his guard? >> no, no dirty secrets. >> the fbi stumbled on the inappropriate affair after inappropriate e-mails associated with petreas. the e-mails were traced back to paula broadwell. president obama praised his patriotism and said his thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly. that may be small comfort to a public man suddenly forced into private life and private reckoning. abc news, new york. >>> and good morning america will have more on the affair at 7:00 this morning. >> our weather is terrific news to skiers and others who just really enjoy all that snow. the lake tahoe area has received over two feet since thursday. the cold weather is also allowing resorts t
to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in north carolina with her husband and two kids avid runner and says they ed over their shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. -- >> it was an opportunity to be interview him on a run i thought i would test him, buts was go to test me >> reporter: despite amount of time they spent together petraeus is claiming the affair did not begin in afghanistan, but after he retired from the military in august 2011. one week later, he became director of the cia, he carried on at fair during most of his tenure at the cia. friends say petraeus ended the affair four months ago the same time kelly received those threatening e-mails. rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> a family hopes you can help them fan a missing woman who suffers from alzheimer's. she was last seen driving away from her home thursday afternoon. she is 5'6, 220 pounds. police say she was last seen driving a white 20 lexus gs. it appears the car had a full tank of gas so she may
paula broadwell. she sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley, a woman she saw as a romantic rival. kelley traded e-mails with general allen. top u.s. commander in afghanistan. katie marzullo will have the latest in the next half hour. >>> moraga school board approved revised version of its child abuse prevention and reporting policy nearly a week after board president abruptly resigned. the contra costa times reports the district is facing claims by three former students who say mandated reporting failures contributed to their sexual abuse years ago. the new policy requires all members of a reporting team to individually report to authorities. >>> richmond will be installing four cameras aimed at reducing crime in the 23rd street shopping area. police and community leaders are welcoming the new overhead cameras to be installed within the next two months donated by the chevron corporation a few years ago the city did not have the wiring until now. they will add to the 40 cameras monitored by retired police officers. >>> richmond police say it is a first for them, investigator with the moti
with his biographer, paula broadwell. you have to assume questions will be asked. >> and a lot of people making the point, do we care more about benghazi or what petraeus was doing in his bedroom? fair question. >>> paula broadwell under investigation for storing military documents including classified material on her computer possibly in violation of the law. the army suspended broadwell's security clearance and kelley, this woman right here, the other woman embroiled in the scandal, has been stripped of her special access pass to macdill air force base in tampa. >> i think there are a lot of questions, too, about exactly why these two women had such access to the two men. sounds like there were genuine friendships and family history, pictures attest to that. just seems there was a lot of communication, you know, and between the two very powerful men and these, these, other, jill kelley. so i think a lot of questions about that. and also, we talk to dudes about this story, though they make the point that if the director of cia gets busted for, you know, an infidelity, you know, that may
about petraeus' affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, until the day after the election, even though agents knew about it a month earlier. fbi director robert mueller went to capitol hill wednesday, to defend the bureau's handling of the case. around the same time, the president was saying he has full confidence in the fbi but is waiting for a full explanation. >> i am withholding judgment. >> reporter: even as fbi agents continued to investigate the classified documents found in the computer of petraeus' mistress, the president said he knew of no security lapse. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i have seen. >> reporter: but the department of defense has revoked the security clearance held by paula broadwell. as for the agent, fred humphries, his home outside tampa was dark last night, other than this car racing out of the driveway shortly after abc news arrived. >> sir, abc news? >> reporter: adding another bit of spice to the soap opera in tampa, reports that humphries had sent a picture of himself shirt less to jill kelley. his lawyer said that was true, but i
concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the investigation never turned up evidence of national security being compromised. but what did find was lots of human drama. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence is that there will not be criminal charges. again, sources say that this deinvolved into a personal matter. petraeus had been confronted in the last couple of weeks, as for the timing of the disclosure, one official said that's just how it played out. george? >> all right, pierre. >>> let's turn to saxby chambliss and patty murray. thank you for joining us. senator chambliss, when did you first find out about this investigation of general petraeus and what were you told? >> well, i was not told abou
' biographer, paula broadwell, and that led to the discovery of a chain of salacious e-mails between the pe trail and broadwell detailing an intimate sorted affair. >> she appealed to general petraeus because of the combination of intellectual prowess and the fact that she is very physically capable. >> reporter: abc news learned that petraeus is claiming the affair with broadwell did not occur in afghanistan but began after he retired from the military in august 2011. it was a week later he became cia director. friends say the affair ended four months ago, about the time jill kelly received the e-mails. they also say it was petraeus who ended the relationship. friends expect he and his wife of 38 years, holly, to survive this. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> soap opera like drama. go ahead. i know you've got a lot of reaction to this. i know you do. >> first of all, think it was shocking to many of us that the cia director would throw away his career, really, for something like this. anyone that's worked for the federal government and spy agencies, or u.s. attorneys offices, or, or an
, the fbi was investigating petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, for strange activity on the internet and then some e-mails were discovered in the course of that investigation that raised concern. diane? >> martha raddatz reporting in. and now we go to abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and conferred with aides, and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acti
petraeus resigned friday. he admitted an affair with paula broadwell. this is the first video of broadwell since the scandal broke. she is back this washington at her brother's home. broadwell was investigated for threatening a friend of petraeus, jill kelley. they uncovered a -- they discovered a relationship between her and another top military leader, general john alan. they found 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. some were flirtatious. alan will stay in command of u.s. forces in afghanistan. though a promotion to the leader of nato forces is on hold for the time being. much more on the petraeus sex scandal coming up on "nightline" right after this newscast at 11:35. >>> well, it should be a decent-sized catch as crab season officially gets under way tomorrow. but prepare to pay a bit more. john alston has the story. >> the crab to pots were on pier45 tonight. in a few hours they will be on the bottom of the pacific off the dwolden gates. gash gash the golden gate. he hopes his six-figure investment will payoff. so far it has been smooth sailing after hearing he will get $3 a pound for his haul
be in more trouble. abc news has learned paula broadwell is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents at her home possibly in violation of federal law. a source familiar with the case tells abc news broadwell admitted she took the documents from secure government building. we are seeing her for the first time since the news of her affair with petraeus broke. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of the house lawmakers want to know if national security was threatened during any of this. yesterday we learned the fbi did find classified documents on broadwell's computer they do not think those came from petraeus. the other woman whose e-mails with general allen are under investigation, jill kelley she called 911 last night and told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use honorary counsul to get special treatment. >> reporter: kelley's title as honorary counsul to south korea is voluntary, symbolic and does not afford her any special rights. allen denies any affair can kelley. defense secretary panetta said no one should leap
scandal captivating the nation. the army announced it's suspended paula broadwell's security clearance and the director of the fbi speaks to members on intelligence committees.. >> we're safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my hope now is that he and his family are able to move on. for the first time today on the sex scandal capturing nation attention and forced david petraeus to resign as director of the cia after admitting to affair with his biographer. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had negative impact on national security. >> another reexpected four star general got a vote of confidence from a secretary of ñ5 accused of exchanging po tern shallly classified exmails.. >> has my finned confidence to lead forces.. >> but the military didn't pull punch was kelly while under investigation, revoking her special access in tampa where she was allowed to walk around without a military escort. and overnight, broadwell seen sipping a glass of wine. an officer is suspected of stori
, engulfed in that scandal. we have a new picture tonight of paula broadwell. his biographer, standing in front of the window with cameras parked outside. it was at her brother's home in washington, d.c. and abc news has learned she is being investigated for storing classified documents on her computer and in her home. and just tonight, the army has suspended her security clearance. >>> and now, we move onto presidential candidate mitt romney, revealing how he feels about the obama voters and the obama victory. he was talking to his big donors today and abc's david muir is here with what he said. and david, you learned he was saying this right after the defeat. >> reporter: yeah, this argument began, diane, in the hours of after the loss. he started offering reasons for his loss, the very next morning, arguing america is becoming an entitled society. but today, in a recorded call to donors, he said, giving away free tough is a hard thing to compete with. mitt romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where he'd hoped to deliver the one speech he
he resigned over an affair with his by yoking graw fer, paula broadwell. he weighed in on the sex scandal saying he has no evidence at this point any classified information was sclosed. in his first news conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government
himself. it was in question after he resigned over an affair with his by yoking graw fer, paula broadwell. he weighed in on the sex scandal saying he has no evidence at this point any classified information was disclosed. in his first news conference since re-election, the president praised petraeus. >> safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. my main home -- hope is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> broadwell is being investigated for storing significant information at her home. she has had her security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financia
, paula broadwell, is under investigation for storing military documents, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. abc's preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues his administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides are expected to stake out their positions on the looming fiscal cliff, which would see automatic tax increases and budget cuts go into effect if there's no budget deal by year end. while both sides talk about compromise, president obama says any deal must not extend tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i
information owe to his miss stress, paula broadwell. defense secretary pin yetta spoke about the scandal. >> i am not aware of any others that could with involved in this issue. >> petraeus says resignation had nothing to do with the testimony that he will be giving tomorrow before a committee regarding the attack in benghazi, libya. >> let's take a look at the weather. >> we're about to enter a rather extended period of rainy, unsettled weather. you can see that there are clouds thickening now. off shore a batch of moisture up from the northwest. there is a movement of the moisture coming up from our southwest. we don't expect area wide rainfall until later tonight. we'll watch progress as it moves closer, temperatures into low to mid-60s. here is the forecast. showers developing late tonight, perhaps near midnight. then overnight into morning expect a wet commute tomorrow morning and rain developing and continuing to intensify throughout the day. a rainy day. and there is more rain still to come. >> thank you. still ahead at 4:00 a big announcement today on bp.6kkbk settlements coming down a
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